PREVIEW: Sunset at the Villa Thalia, National Theatre

Alexi Kaye Campbell’s new play directed by Simon Godwin will run at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre from the 25th May until the 4th August.   Featuring designs by Hildegard Bechtler , lighting by Natasha Chivers, music by Michael Bruce, movement by Jonathan Goddard and sound design by Tom Gibbons, the play looks at the… Read More

Shows Closing in May…

Warning! Last chance to catch all of these shows which must close this month…  Cleansed, National Theatre: 5th May – Sarah Kane’s play has made its National Theatre debut and received mixed reviews from critics. With reports of people fainting, it is a show for the brave-hearted with scenes of physical and sexual violence. Sunset Boulevard,… Read More

Olivier Award Winning Shows You Don’t want to Miss

The 2016 Olivier Awards proved that London theatre has had plenty to offer audiences over the last year. Here are a few tips on what award winning shows you can still see in the West End…  1. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, National Theatre: winning Best Revival at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, August Wilson’s play is… Read More

Olivier Awards 2016 Nominations Announced

Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton co-hosted the awards nomination ceremony in London today- so who has been nominated for the big awards?  Best Revival: Hamlet (Barbican Theatre), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Donmar Warehouse), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (National Theatre) and The Winter’s Tale (Garrick Theatre) – Prediction: Hamlet at the Barbican.  Best New Comedy:  A Christmas Carol… Read More

Review Roundup…Cleansed @National Theatre

Sarah Kane’s play is brutally brought back to the stage in a new production directed by Katie Mitchell and has already (according to reports) caused people to faint.  The Guardian: *** Michael Billington found that: “for all the play’s visceral power, it left me feeling drained rather than shocked into new awareness.” The Independent: ***… Read More

West End Shows Opening This Week: 22nd – 28th February

There are plenty of shows opening in the West End this week. Here is Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the productions to look out for:  1. Cleansed, Dorfman theatre, National Theatre : Katie Mitchell directs this new production of Sarah Kane’s play. Tinker practises the art of atrocity, but even he isn’t immune from… Read More

National Theatre Announces Plans for 2016 and Beyond

The National Theatre has announced plans for forthcoming productions at the venue along the Southbank towards the end of 2016 and heading into 2017.  Here is a closer look at what expect at the theatre in the months ahead.  Young Chekhov – Olivier Theatre:  Jonathan Kent’s trilogy of works arrives from the Chichester Festival Theatre from… Read More